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Public Health School Researchers Document U.S. Government’s Failures to Slow Pandemic in New Study

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health documented points at which federal officials failed to take action to slow the COVID-19 pandemic’s spread in a study published Nov. 2.

The study — conducted by three teams of researchers led by William P. Hanage, Nancy J. Krieger ’80, and Mauricio Santillana, respectively — pointed out failures by the United States government to curtail the virus’s entrance into the U.S. via travel, protect essential employees from infection, and prevent excess mortality compared to other nations.

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